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Who Will Build 651 Parachuting Trucks For The Army?

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Auto giant General Motors is the outsider in a competition against two teams of companies with decades of defense experience: Oshkosh-Flyer and Polaris-SAIC.

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A New NATO Buyer For JLTV; More Buyers On The Way?

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The sale to Montenegro might be small, but the US push into the Balkans will not make Moscow happy.

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Oshkosh Rolls Out New JLTV As Army Talks Cuts

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The Army’s not sure it wants 55,000 JLTVs — but manufacturer Oshkosh is doubling down. Why?

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Army Wants 70 Self-Driving Supply Trucks By 2020

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The Army is ready for unmanned vehicles but not yet for a completely unmanned convoy. The 2020 iteration is called Expedient Leader-Follower because the Army still wants a human soldier driving the lead vehicle, with up to nine autonomous trucks following in its trail. But Oshkosh and Robotic Research told me they could take the humans out altogether, if the Army wanted.

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JLTV: Trucks Vs. Aircraft (Trucks Win)

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AUSA: The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is the Army’s new truck, a versatile vehicle in the tradition of the Jeep and the Humvee. Today manufacturer Oshkosh Defense is showing just how versatile the JLTV can be, with two different ways to take down enemy drones, manned aircraft, and ground vehicles. First in our video clip… Keep reading →

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Laser In Front, Grunts In Back: Boeing Offers Anti-Aircraft Vehicles

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ARLINGTON: Need to shoot down Daesh drones or Russian gunships? Boeing is offering the Army an array of ways to do it, from laser-armed 8×8 Strykers to missile-launching MATV trucks and tracked Bradleys. This September, the Army plans a “shoot off” of competing anti-aircraft systems as it tries to rebuild battlefield air defenses it largely… Keep reading →

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Oshkosh Shows Off Big Gun JLTV: 30mm Cannon

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Oshkosh has just started delivering Joint Light Tactical Vehicles to replace the military’s iconic and under-armored Humvee, but it’s already got its sights — literally — on the next big thing. The Army is looking for a Light Reconnaissance Vehicle to scout ahead of its infantry units, and after exploring a purpose-built vehicle, it decided… Keep reading →

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Gun Truck: Oshkosh Unveils 30mm Chaingun JLTV For Army Recon

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After a summer of speculation and anticipation, truck maker Oshkosh is rolling out the much-awaited upgunned variant of its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, meant to scout ahead of Army infantry. While Oshkosh didn’t confirm or deny they were going for the Army’s Light Reconnaissance Vehicle requirement with this upgrade, it’s an extremely open secret. Adding a… Keep reading →

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JLTV: Lockheed Set To Sue Gov’t Over Withheld Documents

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WASHINGTON: The world’s largest arms maker, Lockheed Martin, is about to take the government to court over the contract to replace the Humvee. When the Army awarded the first 17,000 of a projected 55,000 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles to Oshkosh in August, losing bidder Lockheed filed an administrative protest with the Government Accountability Office. But… Keep reading →

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Oshkosh Readies To Resume JLTV: GAO Decides In December

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Two weeks after the Army awarded the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle contract to Oshkosh, losing bidder Lockheed Martin filed a protest. With the potentially 55,000-vehicle JLTV program on hold until late December, when the Government Accountability Office makes its ruling, Oshkosh is doing everything it legally can to get ready to resume. The protest “is… Keep reading →

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